Guidelines for Legionella Control in the Operation and Maintenance of Water Distribution Systems in Health and Aged Care Facilities - South Australia


You will need to comply with these guidelines if you intend to operate hospitals and aged care facilities.

These guidelines outline the process for hospitals and aged care facilities to develop and implement their legionella risk managment plans. Legionella are bacteria commonly found in the environment and are known to cause illness in people.

Topics covered by the guidelines include:

  • establish and review their legionella risk management system
  • analysing and managing their risk
  • responding to detections or cases
  • risk management plan template.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

SA Health

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Health Protection Programs

SA Health

South Australia
Mailing address: PO BOX 6
Rundle Mall, South Australia 5000